Laurel Podiatry Foot and Ankle Laser Institute
And The Foot And Ankle Center
Same day appointments available
End Foot Pain Suffering Fast
Most insurances accepted
We treat kids

About Our Podiatrist in Greensburg, Somerset & Mount Pleasant, PA

Also Serving Irwin, Latrobe, Jeannette, Connellsville and Surrounding Areas

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Shawn P. Echard, DPM


Southmoreland High School, 1982-1986
Washington and Jefferson College, 1986-1990, Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biology Activities: Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, 1990-1994, Degree. Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Activities: Part-time Office Assistant-North Coast Foot and Ankle Associates

Professional Training:

Rotating Podiatric Residence and Rotating Podiatric, Surgical Residency 1994-1996, UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital


Primary Surgeon on 450 cases, mini-residency Pittsburgh Podiatry Hospital, and seminar coordinator-Hidden Valley Seminar

Board Certified:

American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Professional Memberships:

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association
  • Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Professional Wound Care Association
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics

Staff Privileges:

  • Frick Hospital
  • Aestique Medical Center
  • Westmoreland Hospital
  • Latrobe Hospital
  • Somerset Hospital

Eric Yoder - Podiatry in Westmoreland, PA
Eric Yoder

Eric joined our practice in 2016 as our Certified Laser Technician and Certified Surgical Technician. Eric is a 1999 graduate of westmoreland Country Community College with a degree in Surgical Technology. Eric received his laser certification in 2016. Eric has many years in the medical field and is here to provide treatment to patients in the office utilizing our many pieces of specialized equipment which include MLS Laser, Hyperblue Laser, and EPAT Shockwave Therapy.
Paige Brooks - Podiatry in Westmoreland, PA
Paige Brooks

  • Graduated from Southmoreland High School
  • Attended WCCC for Human Services
  • Worked at Westmoreland hospital for 1 year in Admissions and at St. Anne Home for 4 years as a Unit Secretary
  • Started working for Dr. Echard in March of 2017
  • In free time enjoys spending time with boyfriend on family farm, going fishing and off roading

Nicole Sparks

  • Graduated from Connellsville High School Class of 2011
  • Attended the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and WCCC majoring in Business Management and Radiology
  • Previously worked for Medcare Equipment Company for 3 years
  • Began working for Dr.Echard in November of 2017
  • Actively Certified in HIPAA Compliancy for Healthcare Professionals